- Museum number
Beadwork hat ornament on pin; consists of two horizontal bands of four ?glass beads joined by fibre vertically, in white and green, with central white raised horizontal band. On white band is green latticed fringe; on green band is white latticed fringe. Pin protrudes at one end; at other end is bright pink wool pompom and three wool strings in pink, green and orange. Pink string has six diamond shapes half-way down, three on each side, in yellow and green, and ends in cluster of six large white plastic beads. Orange string has yellow and blue diamonds and cluster of six pink plastic beads; green string has diamonds in pale blue and orange, and ends in cluster of six dark blue beads.
- Production date
- 1974 (circa)
Height: 29 centimetres (extended)
Width: 3 centimetres
Depth: 2 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Because of duplicate photos, Jolles catalogue is out of sequence: this object corresponds with the Jolles' collection number 228. Jolles notes that usually three of these are worn at any one time: two at the sides and one in front. Worn by young married women (omakoti).
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
Items from the Jolles collection were on display in the BP Ethnography Showcase exhibition entitled 'Zulu Beadwork', which closed on 18 Jan 1998.
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Acquired by Professor Jolles in 1989.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number